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Learn About Your Local History

Stef McDonald


How much do you know about your neighborhood's history? This week, take time to uncover the secrets of the town or city you call home. Find out who that park is named after and who else roamed the halls of the high school. Finally stop to read the plaque on the side of that building you walk by every day. Start with your local library, search Google and Wikipedia, check in with your local historical society, or slide up and bend the ear of the bartender serving cocktails at your local dive. You could come away with a more solid sense of place with what you learn about your local history and may just be inspired by those who have come before you.



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  • Hillary Newman

    Love this idea. There is a great book our there for you fellow Los Angelistas that is worth a read about how Los Angeles came to be. Check out: